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Speak Life

Posted: September 08, 2018

I have a confession. I’m not always proud of the words that come out of my mouth. More often than I’d like to admit, complaints roll off my tongue like butter. If it’s not a complaint, then I am eager to express my anxiety, list every single negative possibility, or declare that a situation is doomed (even before it ever happens!). Anybody with me?

But what you say matters. Each word you speak is either life-giving or destructive. I realized that what I was saying with my mouth was affecting my emotions, my relationships with others, and my relationship with God. Words have power. So let's choose today to speak life!

"The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences."  Proverbs 18:21

Lord, I thank You that every word You have spoken brings life and blessing. Help me to speak life and truth, and help me to speak life to those I am around. In Jesus' name, Amen.